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Marissa Cuevas Flores

​Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, microTERRA​

​Marissa Cuevas is co-founder and CEO of microTERRA, a biotech start-up that develops closed-loop systems for the aquaculture industry to upcycle wastewater into animal feed and clean water. An Echoing Green Fellow and National Geographic Explorer, she participated in the 2017 Global Solutions Program at Singularity University, based at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Before that, Cuevas worked for the German Cooperation Agency as an energy advisor and external senior consultant. In 2014, she founded Kitcel, a circular economy start-up that focused on upcycling styrofoam waste and transforming it into wood varnish and coatings. Recognized as one of the most innovative people in Latin America under 35, among other honors, Cuevas is part of entrepreneur communities including IndieBio and Techstars Sustainability.​

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